Docket for 12-7822
No. 12-7822
Title:
Walter Fernandez, Petitioner
v.
California
Docketed:December 20, 2012
Lower Ct:Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District
  Case Nos.:(B232277)
  Decision Date:August 1, 2012
Discretionary Court  
  Decision Date:October 31, 2012
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dec 17 2012 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due January 22, 2013)
Jan 2 2013 Waiver of right of respondent California to respond filed.
Jan 17 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Feb 4 2013 Response Requested . (Due March 6, 2013)
Feb 28 2013 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 5, 2013.
Apr 3 2013 Brief of respondent California in opposition filed.
Apr 17 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.
May 13 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 16, 2013.
May 20 2013 Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Jun 7 2013 Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner Walter Fernandez.
Jun 12 2013 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 31, 2013.
Jun 12 2013 The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 25, 2013.
Jun 25 2013 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2013.
Jun 27 2013 Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner GRANTED. Gerald P. Peters, Esquire, of Thousand Oaks, California, is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioner in this case.
Jul 31 2013 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Jul 31 2013 Brief of petitioner Walter Fernandez filed.
Aug 7 2013 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Aug 19 2013 CIRCULATED.
Aug 20 2013 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Sep 19 2013 Record received from Court of Appeal of California, 2nd Appellate District.(1 box)
Sep 25 2013 Brief of respondent California filed. (Distributed)
Oct 2 2013 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Oct 2 2013 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Oct 21 2013 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 25 2013 Reply of petitioner Walter Fernandez filed. (Distributed)
Nov 13 2013 Argued. For petitioner: Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford, Cal. For respondent: Louis W. Karlin, Deputy Attorney General, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Joseph R. Palmore, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Feb 25 2014 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., and Thomas, J., filed concurring opinions. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor and Kagan, JJ., joined.
Mar 31 2014 MANDATE ISSUED.
Mar 31 2014 Record received from Court of Appeal of California, 2nd Appellate District has been returned.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Gerald P. Peters P.O. Box 6759 (818)-706-1278
    Counsel of RecordThousand Oaks, CA  91359
gppeterslaw@roadrunner.com
Party name: Walter Fernandez
 
Jeffrey L. Fisher Stanford Law School, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic(650) 724-7081
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305-8610
jlfisher@law.stanford.edu
Party name: Walter Fernandez
Attorneys for Respondent:
Louis Ward Karlin Office of the Attorney General(213) 897-2263
    Counsel of Record300 South Spring Street, Suite 1702
Los Angeles, CA  90013
louis.karlin@doj.ca.gov
Party name: California
 
Other:
Jeffrey A. Lamken MoloLamken LLP(202) 556-2000
600 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Suite 660
Washington, DC  20037
jlamken@mololamken.com
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
Joseph Russell Palmore Assistant to the Solicitor General
Office of the Solicitor General
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: Walter Fernandez v. California
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States